Half glitzy, half dowdy

The writer and comedian Charlie Higson, half of the team behind The Fast Show, on the curious history of comedy written and performed by pairs; the novelist Margaret Drabble considers the dizzying new releases from the estate of Anthony Burgess, the man Philip Larkin once called “the Batman of contemporary letters”  


Texts

Stan & Ollie, directed by Jon S. Baird 

Morecambe & Wise: 50 years of sunshine, by Gary Morecambe

The Double Act: A history of British comedy duos, by Andrew Roberts

Soupy Twists!: The full, official story of the sophisticated silliness of Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie, by Jem Roberts

Beard’s Roman Women by Anthony Burgess, edited by Graham Foster

Puma by Anthony Burgess, edited by Paul Wake

The Black Prince by Adam Roberts

Obscenity and the Arts, a talk by Anthony Burgess, edited by Johnny Walsh

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